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Project Management Fundamentals

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A training methodology that works.

As well as the standard learning principles of applied adult learning and effective reinforcement through workshop based activity, Drake Training incorporates its own methodology which has been derived from over 23 years of professional development and executive training. The STAR methodology is applied to every Drake Training course; it commences with the identification of existing knowledge, moves on to building skills and techniques and is completed by relating learning to the workplace and committing to behavioural change.

Course Overview

This course covers the management of a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It focuses on the application of project management skills and the requirement to meet timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project. It addresses the management of projects including the development of a project plan, administering and moni-toring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects.

Learning Outcomes

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:
• Define, develop and administer project plans
• Communicate the plan to relevant personnel
• Manage project resources and gather information related to performance planning and evaluation
• Develop and use effective leadership skills which will enable project completion
• Make informed, effective decisions that are matched to organisational goals and objectives
• Complete and review projects
• Design procedures to involve employees in decision-making and acceptance of responsibility
• Delegate and share authority, resources and knowledge

Diagnostic clinic
Assess existing project manage-ment experience

Project Definition
Management processes
Selecting a project team
Interested parties
Project costs
Personal qualities of manager/leaders
Project development
Projected outcomes
Responsibility and reporting

Developing Teams
The planning process
Breakdown of goals
The project budget
Project lifecycles
Managing risks

Administering and monitoring the project
Team roles
Project reviews and reports

Finalising the project
Records and documentation
Project documentation
The closure report
Winding down the team
Project reviews and reports
Report content

Planning into action